Cruise Planners–American Express Travel, the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry, has launched its way into the Number 19 spot on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 List – the highest ever in the “Travel Industry” category.
Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel Service Representative agency, gaining instant credibility to its new franchisees and offering added benefits to clients, such as the ability to purchase cruises with American Express Membership Rewards® points, with agents earning full commission.
Named the Number 1 Cruise Tour/Travel Agency by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 11 years, Cruise Planners helps franchise owners succeed by providing innovative, award-winning marketing; booking and lead-generating tools; and professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives.
Turnkey In-House Marketing Campaigns include:
- Full-color, direct mail pieces customized with agents’ information; mailed to clients at no cost
- Personalized, full-color, 32-page magazines
- Weekly email campaigns to customers
- Website and lead generation program
- Print-On-Demand marketing tools
Cruise Planners provides agents with proprietary software to research travel trends, manage and book reservations, market their business online and create customized materials. Innovative mobile applications allow agents to access clients’ booking information and run their business from the palm of their hand! The supportive Home Office staff also helps agents grow their business, produce invoices, and track commissions.
New franchisees attend a six-day training program including a tradeshow and a chance to meet members of the Home Office team, take ship tours, and receive product demonstrations. It doesn’t end there; Cruise Planners provides ongoing education via an annual convention, seminars at sea, live and on-demand webinars available on Cruise Planners University, and a sales service center. Each training element helps agents earn CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) certification.
Cruise Planners–American Express Travel is anchored in each franchisee’s success!